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Canisius College to host exhibit of Associated Press presidential photos

by jmaloni
Tue, Nov 13th 2012 07:00 am

Canisius College will host "The American President," an exhibit of presidential photos taken by Associated Press photographers over the past 150 years, from Tuesday, Nov. 13, through Friday, Nov. 30, on the first floor of the Andrew L. Bowhuis Library. The exhibit is sponsored by the Department of Communication Studies and The Journalism Program at Canisius.

"The American President" includes iconic and unforgettable photographs that document the U.S. presidency, from George Washington to the 2012 campaign frenzy. Sixteen large panels highlight significant presidential topics, including campaigns and elections, crisis and scandal, international relations and assassinations and attempts.

On Thursday, Nov. 15, at 11:30 a.m., Kathy Gaye Shiroki, curator at the Burchfield Penney Art Center and a lecturer in the Art Education Department at Buffalo State College, will give a lecture titled "Frozen Moments." She will lead a discussion that explores the mysteries at the intersection of detail and perception, observation and assumption, fact and essence.

At 1 p.m., the Canisius College Journalism Program presents "Journalism on Journalism." Students in the Canisius College Journalism Program will display and read aloud stories they have written about the photos in the exhibit. Rob Kaiser, director of the college's program, will talk about the changing face of journalism and how the events captured in the photos might be portrayed today.

"The American President" exhibit will be on display during regular library hours. For details, visit www.canisius.edu/library or call 716-888-2900. For more information about "The American President," call the Department of Communication Studies at 716-888-2115.

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